The iconic singer has been added to LGBT+ Gay Village Party line-up.
In the year that she is celebrating 55 years since the release of the debut smash hit single ‘Shout’, Manchester Pride has announced that Lulu is to perform at the Gay Village Party on the Thomas Cook Airlines stage.
Lulu will join the ‘Danny Beard and friends’ extravaganza on Saturday evening along with Seann Miley Moore and Rhythm of the 90s.
The event will form the heart of Manchester Pride’s August bank holiday Manchester Pride Festival in the world famous Gay Village. The four-day event will this year bring live performances, a food and makers market, family focussed activities and more to the iconic cobbled streets and area surrounding them.
The focal point of the event will be Sackville Gardens which will play host to the Thomas Cook Airlines stage and family space.
Music and performances will be programmed throughout the weekend with Liberty X opening the event alongside Sara Aalto and host Stephen Bailey. Proms in the Park will take over on Saturday daytime.
A huge part of the weekend will be the Queer Music Stage which will be programmed by Manchester Pride’s year-round programme of culture Superbia. It will run on Sunday from 2pm to 11pm.
The stage will bring iconic performers such as American rapper and producer Khalif Diouf, known by his stage name Le1f, to headline the celebration. As a gay rapper Le1f has garnered attention for his unique and subversive musical and performance styles.
The car park, which in the past has played host to the main stage, will this year host the Sackville Square Fair with a host of food and drink traders and a makers market with DJs playing all weekend.
Plus the much-missed fairground rides will return to the site to make the most of the space which has become much reduced as a result of the construction work happening across the area.
Ticket prices for this event are subsidised by Manchester Pride to help deliver a safe, community pride celebration.
Guests can expect wristband checks in bars and the same security as previous festivals to ensure a safe and welcoming space for LGBT+ people to celebrate all weekend long.
Day tickets are priced from £10 and family and weekend tickets are also available here.